Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top Ten Reasons for Running in the Cold

The Twin Cities in Motion people like running, but they don't like the cold (sounds like a Silly Willy statement, doesn't it?).  They asked, on Facebook, for the statements that help motivate cold weather runners get out and onto the road.  Their list?  Here it is, with the contributors:
TEN:  Running tights hide your farmer's tan and skinny legs. Cassi Dermody
NINE:  Because you don't need to "ice down" sore muscles after a run! Gysler Castelino
EIGHT: Anything beats a treadmill. Ben Neeser
SEVEN: For the fun of having people ask, in sheer disbelief, "You're running...OUTSIDE?!" Sabrina Marthaler Hoppe
SIX: Because sometimes it's better not to be able to feel your toes. Shannon Hart
FIVE: Nature's bling: icicle eyelashes! Kelly Hanneman
FOUR: Because it gives people who shovel their sidewalks a reason to do so. Bryan Corbett
THREE: Because no matter who you are, someone falling down is always funny. Seth Schroeder
TWO: No mosquitoes! Heather Priolo
AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON TO KEEP RUNNING THROUGH A MINNESOTA WINTER IS...Because fat, pale and slow looks horrible in shorts and a singlet in Spring! George A. Fulp

4 comments:

Phil B said...

Very good list there. I would say that a number of those apply to riding bike in the winter as well. Almost every day a co-worker tells me how crazy I am to be riding when it is so cold out. (-8 this morning when I left)

JN said...

They'd be crazy not to tell you how crazy it is, wouldn't they? Eight below? Are you CRAZY?

Phil B said...

It's only cold for the first mile or so...

JN said...

And then you're numb? I've got a spot on my cheek that still bothers from a long run where I got frostbite on it. I've got more insulation now.